IAF chief inducts Dornier aircraft into 41 Squadron

NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief RKS Bhadauria has formally inducted the light utility aircraft Dornier into the No. 41 ‘Otters’ Squadron, a statement issued by the Central Government said on Tuesday

The aircraft was inducted on Monday during a ceremony at the Palam Air Force Station.

The IAF in 2015 had signed a contract to purchase 14 Dornier aircraft, which are flight inspection system planes, for Rs 1,090 crore from State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

“While the first aircraft was delivered on November 19, the second is expected to be delivered in early 2020,” the statement said.

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